November 2023 Newsletter

With the clocks going back last weekend, it seems as though Winter has crept up on us once more, with many stock now housed. The winter housing season is always when we see an increase in the incidence of pneumonia. Both dairy and beef herds can find this challenging...

October 2023 Newsletter

It was good to see so many of you at the Bath & West Dairy Show last week. The rain seems to have subsided for a while to allow some maize to be harvested and a bit of late silage has been made, so hopefully forage stocks are adequate despite the challenging...

September 2023 Newsletter

We will be in attendance again at the SW Dairy Show at the Bath & West again this year on the 4th October. Please call by for a cuppa and cake; while we catch up for a chat! We are very pleased to welcome Caitee Midgley to our Vet Team. Caitee had spent time...

August 2023 Newsletter

I am sure the dry weather will return soon! Most certainly a topsy turvy year weather-wise. We continue to see tight supply chains with medicines; I wish I knew why! I have read that the EU are to blame but not sure if we can blame this on them! Forward planning...

July 2023 Newsletter

Some rain has now arrived, I am not convinced it is enough (yet!) or in time. It looks as though forage stocks could be tight again this year, let’s hope that means better prices at the farm gate. We held a well-attended sheep worm meeting last week. I feel we are...

June 2023 Newsletter

The seasons this year have certainly presented their challenges. The forecast doesn’t show much rain arriving anytime soon. When the rain does arrive, I would expect to see a rise in worm challenge in grazing youngstock. We have recently invested in an Ovacyte machine...